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Speechwriters sound off on Trump's inaugural address

PRWeek reached out to several agency executives who got their start writing speeches on the campaign trail to get their reaction to President Donald Trump's inaugural address. A selection of their responses follows. Read entire article
20 Jan 2017 | 1:22 pm PST

Mastercard's Beaumont named 2017 PRWeek Global Awards jury chair

Rose Beaumont leads international and European communications for the global financial services company, which won Global Campaign of the Year in 2016 - final call for 2017 entries is Tuesday, January 24. Read entire article
20 Jan 2017 | 11:08 am PST

Gray Lady can spearhead future of media

The New York Times has got its mojo back and sounds more optimistic than ever about its future - but it is determined not to rest on its laurels and that philosophy is one everyone in PR and media should aspire to emulate in a volatile world. Read entire article
20 Jan 2017 | 9:50 am PST

Is Davos still relevant?

Is a gathering of elites in the Swiss mountains still relevant in an age of fiery populism? Read entire article
20 Jan 2017 | 8:35 am PST

Facebook suggests strategies to dominate the Super Bowl

Eighty-nine percent of Super Bowl posts happened on Facebook last year. Read entire article
20 Jan 2017 | 5:29 am PST

Brands and the inauguration: Who's in, who's out

A swearing-in ceremony unlike any other has forced advertisers to make a tough decision. Read entire article
20 Jan 2017 | 5:23 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 1.20.2017: Inauguration Day

Trying to predict a Trump presidency. Read entire article
20 Jan 2017 | 5:03 am PST

Target names Rick Gomez CMO

Target's previous CMO, Jeff Jones, left the retailer in September to join Uber as president, ridesharing. Read entire article
19 Jan 2017 | 2:32 pm PST

Study: Why millennials should be taken seriously in the PR workforce

A study by the Plank Center confirms generation gaps between millennials and the old guard of comms, but its researchers note the much-apprised generation may not only be an asset but necessary. Read entire article
19 Jan 2017 | 2:06 pm PST

WE Communications hires Matthew Ashworth to helm Seattle office

He joined the firm this week from Porter Novelli. Read entire article
19 Jan 2017 | 8:40 am PST

YouTube reveals its top 20 Super Bowl ads of all time

Budweiser's 2014 Puppy Love is the platform's most viewed game ad. Read entire article
19 Jan 2017 | 7:11 am PST

Dentsu appoints Toshihiro Yamamoto president and CEO

Japan's advertising giant has named a successor to Tadashi Ishii after a year plagued by scandal. Read entire article
19 Jan 2017 | 7:03 am PST

Maurice Lévy tips Publicis Groupe to name insider as his successor

Maurice Lévy has declared his successor will be an insider and suggested Publicis Groupe is close to naming "him." Read entire article
19 Jan 2017 | 6:49 am PST

Breakfast Briefing, 1.19.2017: Alibaba strikes Olympic sponsorship deal

Burson-Marsteller has a new U.S. crisis and public affairs leader in the U.S.; The public's view of Obamacare has turned positive at the last minute. Read entire article
19 Jan 2017 | 4:59 am PST

Trump tweets: 6 steps to surviving a 140-character crisis

One thing's for sure: Donald Trump will be an unconventional commander-in-chief. It's time to update your crisis plan in response to a potential Twitter beef with the 45th president of the United States. Read entire article
18 Jan 2017 | 11:07 am PST

Unilever calls on leaders to drive fight against stereotyping

New global research from the marketer finds pervasive assumptions about gender. Read entire article
18 Jan 2017 | 10:16 am PST

Study: Board concerns over investor sentiment and shareholder activism rising

A Clermont Partners study found frustration among investor relations officers at inexplicable and sudden movements in stock prices as well as greater engagement from boards. Read entire article
18 Jan 2017 | 9:45 am PST

Golin ups Patti Temple Rocks to first client innovation officer

The firm also promoted Ginger Porter, MD of the Dallas office, to regional president for the Midwest. Read entire article
18 Jan 2017 | 9:15 am PST

Burson-Marsteller names Helaine Klasky public affairs, crisis chair

She is reporting to newly minted U.S. CEO Mike Fernandez in the role. Read entire article
18 Jan 2017 | 8:32 am PST

Cohn & Wolfe hires Edelman's Laura Pesin Eder as North America president

In the latest in a string of high-level appointments at the WPP agency, Pesin Eder is joining Cohn & Wolfe from Edelman, where she was EVP and director of operations of its New York consumer practice. Read entire article
17 Jan 2017 | 12:15 pm PST

Ghana's PR evolution: From errand boy to professional practitioner

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20 Dec 2016 | 7:30 am PST

Postcard from Germany: stepping onto the global stage

The PR industry is changing fast to support the reach of German companies in emerging markets - and to stake Germany's claim as a bridge into post-Brexit Europe for international brands.
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17 Oct 2016 | 1:24 am PDT

Phoenix is a hot business climate for comms pros

The PR world in Phoenix comprises mostly small agencies and local client work. Some larger national agencies have offices there as well, including Allison+Partners and Havas PR.
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12 Jul 2016 | 12:30 pm PDT

In Wellington, New Zealand, success arises through partnering

"The economy is pretty strong, especially the creative, digital, and education sectors"
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12 Jul 2016 | 11:37 am PDT

For PR pros, Greensboro, North Carolina has 'the right amenities,' sans urban hassle

Monty Hagler, RLF Communications' CEO and founder, chose the North Carolina city as his agency base because of the quality of life.
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13 Jun 2016 | 10:44 am PDT

Doha and Qatar: what PR pros need to know about their rapidly growing economies

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, senior director of brand and corporate responsibility, Ooredoo Group
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7 Jun 2016 | 11:22 am PDT

Zurich's internationally minded economy creates opportunity for PR industry

A look at the Swiss city's PR landscape with Wolfgang Weber-Thedy, managing partner, Weber-Thedy, which represents Ogilvy PR.
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6 May 2016 | 6:08 am PDT

Eric Mower + Associates' Sean Casey touts Albany's rich history, progressive thinking

Albany is part of a larger, bustling metro area that overlaps with four counties and three major cities, each with its own identity.
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3 May 2016 | 12:40 pm PDT

No time to siesta for Barcelona's PR professionals

Ben Miller, director of global comms at sports and entertainment firm Actyvos Group, discusses agency life in the seaside city.
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16 Mar 2016 | 12:37 pm PDT

An energized Cleveland preps for 2016 Republican convention, global spotlight

Brian Grace, director of communications at Progressive Insurance, runs down how the lakeside city is gearing up for big events like the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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18 Feb 2016 | 10:04 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: Tech-savvy transit hub Newark is perfect fit, says Audible

Matthew Thornton, VP of comms at Audible, discusses how an influx of creative brands and a tech-related approach have revitalized the city
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29 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am PDT
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